Preview: Giants hope to find offense in series with Rockies

May 7, 2024, 9:23 AM

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - MAY 6: Thairo Estrada #39 of the San Francisco Giants bats against the...

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A struggling San Francisco Giants team will hope to get back into the win column during a three-game series against the MLB-worst Colorado Rockies.

The Giants (15-21) enter play on Tuesday having lost six of their past seven games, including four-straight losses at the hands of the Philadelphia Phillies.

San Francisco’s offense has been disappointing thus far in the regular season, as the Giants are currently ranked 23rd in runs scored (132) and runs per game (3.67).

For a team that made several additions in the offseason, it’s been an unideal start for San Francisco–one that has put them in an early hole in the National League West standings.

A matchup against the Rockies could have arrived at the right time for the Giants, as Colorado (8-26) enters play with the league’s worst record and team ERA (5.65).

Over their past 11 games, San Francisco has scored 2.5 runs per game. The Rockies’ struggling pitching staff could give the Giants a boost, especially when you take their 5.58 ERA over the past ten games into account.

Can San Francisco get back on track against the lowly Rockies, or will they fall further into sub-500 territory?

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Giants vs. Rockies starters & first pitch time

Tuesday, May 7th | Kyle Harrison (2-1, 3.79 ERA) vs. Dakota Hudson (0-5, 5.93 ERA) | 5:40 PM PST

Wednesday, May 8th | Jordan Hicks (2-1, 1.89 ERA) vs. Peter Lambert (2-1, 5.66 ERA) | 5:40 PM PST

Thursday, May 9th | Keaton Winn (3-4, 4.41 ERA) vs. Cal Quantril (1-3, 4.31 ERA) | 12:10 PM PST

Notes & Stats

  • Kyle Harrison has been nails over his past two starts: 11.0 IP | 1 ER | 14 SO | 0.82 ERA
  • LaMonte Wade Jr. is 2-5 with one home run and 2 RBI for his career vs. Dakota Hudson
  • Jung Hoo Lee is batting .217 over his past five games.
  • Matt Chapman is two for his last 20 (.111) at the plate.
  • Jorge Soler, who is dealing with a shoulder issue, is one for his last ten (.100)
  • Thairo Estrada, Jorge Soler, and Mike Yastrzemski have all homered off of Peter Lambert during their careers.
  • The Giants haven’t scored more than 4 runs in a single game since April 23rd (11-game streak, the longest active streak in MLB).

Upcoming schedule for the San Francisco Giants

  • Tuesday, May 7th-Thursday, May 9th – @ Colorado Rockies
  • Friday, May 10th-Sunday, May 12th – vs. Cincinnati Reds
  • Monday, May 13th-Wednesday, May 15th – vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Friday, May 17-Sunday, May 19th – vs. Colorado Rockies
  • Tuesday, May 21st-Thursday, May 23rd – @ Pittsburgh Pirates

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